Eircom has decided to block its customers from accessing Pirate Bay from the 1 September. I don’t use the site, I’ve never even visited the site, and have ambigous feelings about file sharing, but I will not be dictated to by Eircom as to what I can and can’t access.
I rang Eircom today and told the customer service rep that if this goes ahead I’m gone, as are a number of people I know.
I always treat decisions like this as the thin end of the wedge because they usually are. Eircom has rolled over at the unchallenged behest of record labels, and that stinks to me as if I’d trod in dogshit in Salthill. So not only will Eircom be losing me as a customer, I’ll be actively encouraging other customers to drop them too.